Board Members
"Being a part of Christodora brings you into a family circle—there’s no beginning, no end. It’s a circle that’s never going to break."Christodora alumni
From the time of our small but ambitious beginnings in a basement on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the Christodora community has made a simple need its driving mission: to help people overcome obstacles to attain their highest potential. Today, that mission continues to grow along with our community, family and network of support. Most of our students return to us year after year, often bringing us their friends, siblings, and eventually their own children. Our dedicated staff understands that it's not just about getting kids out of the city and into the wild, but about providing them with the ongoing resources and support to continuously set, reach and exceed goals. Our teachers, counselors and staff members believe strongly in the transformative powers of summiting a mountain or sleeping under the stars for the very first time.
Board Of Directors
  • Dilip Advani, Vice President
  • William N. Ambler, Secretary
  • M. Christine Carty
  • Katrina F. C. Cary
  • Raymond DiPrinzio
  • Edward H. Elliman
  • George W. Gowen
  • Matt Koven
  • Elizabeth Kuhlenkamp
  • Pamela Manice, President
  • Christopher J. McKenzie
  • Emilie Mittiga
  • Shyamli Milam
  • Cecilia Artacho Oh
  • Eva Pomice
  • Tatiana B. Pouschine, Chair & Treasurer
  • James S. R. Rose
  • J. Christopher Walsh
  • William Washburn
  • Danielle Wiedemann
 Honorary Directors
  • Thomas N. McCarter, III, Chairman Emeritus
  • Russell C. Wilkinson, Director Emeritus

Our Staff

Judith Rivkin

Executive Director

Alejandro Vinueza

Senior Coordinator for Environmental Education

David Levine

Development Manager

Jake Kreuzer

Interim Director, Manice Education Center
Christodora's Education Team

Environmental Educators are in over 80 classrooms in NYC schools.

Over half of our outdoor educators and staff members at the Manice Education Center are Christodora alumni. 

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